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  • Lowest price:$10
  • Most common low price:$50
  • Most common high price:$100
  • Highest price:$800

How much does an aluminum fence cost?

An aluminum fence costs approximately $22-$32 per linear foot for installation and materials. The final price will depend on your project's specific details, including your fence’s size, your property’s condition, ornamental features, gates, painting and more. You also need to factor in material prices, labor costs and (possibly) permit fees.

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Aluminum fence cost per foot

It costs $22-$32 per linear foot to install an aluminum fence. Based on this cost per foot, installing your new fence can range from $2,200 to $9,600. See the table below:

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Aluminum fencing cost factors

Here are a few cost factors to consider when estimating installation and material costs for your aluminum fence:

  • Size. The main factor that will impact aluminum fence pricing is the size and cost per linear foot. Longer fences will cost more, but you also need to consider your fence’s height. Aluminum fences come in various heights that typically range from 4 feet to 6 feet, says Scott B. Ruete, president of the North American Fence Contractors Association.
  • Scope of work. Does your ground need to be leveled before the contractor can install your fence? Do they need to remove an old fence and gate? The more labor involved in your project, the more you’ll pay.
  • Customization. If you want a more intricate design, professionally built fencing can be customized to your needs. Aluminum fences come in a many styles and you can add design element such as, pickets, rings, hoops and spears. The more intricate the design, the higher the cost will be, particularly if it requires custom manufacturing.
  • Painting. Aluminum fences don't typically require any painting because they're already powder-coated. However, you can paint your fence if you want. Ornamental aluminum fences are available in several standard colors. 
  • Fencing materials. In addition to the fencing itself, installation may require concrete work for the corner posts and anchors.
  • Permits. A permit may be required to install a new fence in your city. Check your local laws or ask a fencing contractor.

Related content: How much does a chain link fence cost to install?

How to estimate aluminum fencing prices

To estimate your new fence costs, do the following:

  1. Start by measuring the area where you want to install your fence.
  2. Contact several fencing companies near you and ask what their costs-per-foot are for aluminum fencing.
  3. Give the professional your measurements and desired height for your fence. 
  4. Let them know if you want any special design elements, gates, painting or powder coating for your fencing.

For a more accurate estimate, let the contractor know your property’s condition and any customizations you’re considering for your fence. You should also ask the contractor to list out all of the installation, labor and material costs.

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Benefits of installing an aluminum fence

While aluminum fences can be more costly than a wood picket fence or a chain link fence, there are many benefits to choosing aluminum. For example, aluminum is versatile. Like wrought iron, you can easily customize aluminum fences with railings, rings, scrolls and gates. 

These fences are also incredibly durable and almost maintenance-free. Thanks to their powder coating, aluminum fences are less susceptible to rust and corrosion, making this type of fencing a great option for homeowners who live in coastal areas and harsh environments, according to the American Fence Association (AFA).

An additional upside to aluminum: it’s 100% recyclable. Most aluminum manufacturers use a standard of at least 70% recycled materials in manufacturing aluminum fencing, states the AFA.

How to hire fence installers

When looking for a company or contractor to install your aluminum fence and gate, remember that you should hire someone who: 

  1. Has experience with aluminum fencing 
  2. Has mostly positive reviews and ratings from customers 
  3. Has the necessary credentials and insurance in your local area 
  4. Offers fair pricing for aluminum fence installation 

To find a professional with these four qualities, start your search online so you can quickly compare candidates. You can read the contractors’ reviews and see photos of their recent fencing projects.

When you’re done looking at a few online profiles, start contacting the professionals for cost estimates. You can also ask any questions you might have about the contractor and the installation process. For example, you can ask about their experience and how long it will take to install an aluminum fence. You should also check to ensure the professional has the proper license, insurance and/or worker’s compensation in your area.

Find fence installation services near you

No matter how big or small your fencing project is, there are plenty of professionals who can get the job done at a reasonable price. Use Thumbtack to find the best fence installation services near you.

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What is cheaper: vinyl or aluminum fencing?

Both vinyl and aluminum fences have similar pricing, but vinyl tends to be a bit cheaper. Vinyl fencing costs $19-$35 per linear foot. 

Is steel or aluminum fencing better?

Deciding between steel and aluminum fencing will depend on your needs, aesthetic style and budget.

Steel, particularly solid steel, is stronger than aluminum. However, aluminum is still durable and it doesn't rust like steel (you can prevent your steel fence from rusting by using powder coating). When it comes to fence costs, aluminum tends to be less expensive than steel.

What are some popular aluminum fence brands?

Some of the most popular aluminum fence brands and manufacturers include Specrail, TuffBilt, Stratco and Mainstreet Aluminum Fence.

Related content: How much does a wrought iron fence cost?

Additional sources: FenceGuides

How do we know these prices?

Millions of people ask Thumbtack for help with their projects every year. We track the estimates they get from local professionals, conduct our own research and then we share those prices with you. The prices reflected in the article above are for informational purposes only and are subject to change at any time. Contact a professional near you to receive a personalized cost estimate for your project.


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